Nothing can give you the same feeling as standing on the top of a mountain and seeing all that our world has to offer while looking out into the horizon and breathing in the clear air. The only sounds you hear are the whispers of the wind and the wings of birds soaring through the air as they fly so high above the ground. Getting here is a real test as you climb the steep rock walls and slowly ascend meter by meter. What awaits you at the top is simply priceless. Follow me to the six prettiest summits in the world:
Prettiest Summits in the World
Cerro Torre | Kilimanjaro | Ama Dablam | Mount Fuji | Tre Cime di Lavaredo
6th place: Cerro Torre
You’ll find this pointy mountain peak reaching a height of over 3,000 metres on the border between Chile and Argentina. Its steep and smooth walls have been challenging climbers from all around the world to scale this nearly unreachable peak since the 1950s. Although a mountaineer has paid for the challenge with his life already, others did not wait long to climb one of the most beautiful summits in the world.
5th place: Kilimanjaro
Only a few people expect to find a mountain so beautiful that it can take your breath away in the middle of Africa, on the border between Tanzania and Kenya. Kilimanjaro may not have a picture perfect peak but thanks to it’s extraordinary silhouette, it still makes my list. The deepest African Savannah stretches from its foot and its snow covered peak touches the sky. You could hardly find a more picturesque mountain.
4th place: Ama Dablam
Give a child a piece of paper and a pencil and they’ll draw the Ama Dablam – the ‘Matterhorn of Nepal’ in the Himalayan Mountains. This picture-perfect summit made it to number 3 on my list. But the beauty is deceptive, as some mountaineers lost their lives here while chasing their dream to stand on the peak of Ama Dablam.
3rd place: Matterhorn
It goes without saying that the alps has some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The Matterhorn mountain in particular is an absolute beauty that you will find on the boarder between Switzerland and Italy.
2nd place: Mount Fuji
The sight of Mount Fuji will inspire everyone to daydream – a volcano that couldn’t be more atmospheric. The cone points upwards and is covered in snow, as if someone had staged the whole thing. The Fuji Five Lakes at the foot of the mountain make the summit look perfect.
1st place: Three peaks of Lavaredo
The mountain panorama surpassing all others stretches in Northern Italy and the three rising stone giants looks as if someone placed them there. These three rock titans have certainly earned the first place on my list. If you want to admire the peaks in person, you’d do best to hike to the alpine hut, Dreizinnenhutte, where you can spend the night. Get up early and enjoy the sunrise – an experience out of this world!
These are just a few of some of the best mountains that I like. For me, there is nothing more beautiful than reaching the top of a mountain and looking down on the views below. For sure, the alps have some of the most amazing mountains but you can find some mountains and national parks all over the world.
Leave me a comment on your opinions of these magical places, and let me know which you think are the prettiest summits and mountains in the world. Have I missed any?